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Stories from Thursday, October 11, 2007

Fall leaves: How bright will they be, and how long will they stay? (10/11/07)
Don't expect to see a lot of vibrant fall colors this year. And when the colors do come, don't expect to see them for very long. The drought the Southeast Missouri area has experienced dating back to last year is the reason, said A.J. Hendershott, regional supervisor for outreach and education with the Missouri Department of Conservation. ...
Eastern Star members gather in Cape (10/11/07)
Slightly more than a thousand men and women gathered at the Show Me Center for the annual state meeting of the Missouri Order of the Eastern Star, a co-ed organization that spawned from Freemasonry. The annual state meeting is always held the second week of October and attracts chapters from across the state and representatives from several other states...
County building evacuated after odor reported (10/11/07)
The Cape Girardeau County Administrative Building in Jackson was evacuated Wednesday, as the Jackson Fire Department responded to an odor coming from the basement. An employee pulled the fire alarm around 3 p.m., when he started noticing the smell and the power went out, said Associate County Commissioner Jay Purcell...
Parking task force proposing $25 fines (10/11/07)
Parking permits, graduated fines and a strict no-parking policy were just three items addressed by Cape Girardeau's new parking task force. By the end of the group's first meeting Wednesday, one decision was clear. Fines for illegal parking will likely rise for the entire city...
Southeast group brings rock act to Show Me Center (10/11/07)
For the first time in five years, students at Southeast Missouri State University will get a concert from a major-label act they asked for. Not all of the university's 10,000-plus students will be excited about the Nov. 15 concert by rock band Daughtry, announced by the Show Me Center this morning. College students are notorious in their affinity for indie rock, not the kind of major-label, commercial rock former "American Idol" contestant Chris Daughtry's band specializes in...
Teen Challenge will dedicate new buildings (10/11/07)
For 37 years, Teen Challenge International of Mid-America has provided a Christian-oriented program of treatment and education for men with drug and alcohol addictions. More than 3,700 men have graduated the program out of 5,000 participants. Beginning today, the not-for-profit group's ability to do that job will take a big step forward with the dedication of a new education center, recreation center and dormitory on the 316-acre campus on County Road 621...
Community cuisine 10/11/07 (10/11/07)
Cape Senior Center to hold dinner Oct. 21 The Cape Senior Center, 921 N. Clark Ave. in Cape Girardeau, will hold a dinner from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 21 to benefit the building fund. The menu is chicken and dumplings, ham, mashed potatoes, slaw, green beans, dessert and drink. Served all-you-can-eat family-style. Discounted for children ages 6 to 12. Take-home orders will be available...
Heartland Care and Rehab residents awarded certificates for themed essays (10/11/07)
Three Heartland Care and Rehab residents were recently awarded certificates for their essays on "Advancing Excellence: A Resident's Perspective on Quality," sponsored by the National Consumer for Quality Long-Term Care. This year the National Citizens' Coalition for Nurisng Home Reform challenged residents to submit a drawing, poem, essay or photo relating to their perspective on quality care for National Long-Term Care Residents' Rights Week, celebrated from Oct. 7 to 13...
Family sets sail after river rescue (10/11/07)
The Mintz family had not intended to dock their Endeavour 40 sailboat, the Wanderlust III, in Cape Girardeau for four nights before embarking on a two-year cruise around the Caribbean, but that's where they ended up. Bill and Judy Mintz and their three children ran into engine trouble with the boat Saturday, when a broken fuel injection line altered their plans...
Corrections 10/11/07 (10/11/07)
n Sgt. Carl Eakins retired from the Cape Girardeau Police Department this week after nearly 35 years of service. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error.
Clarification 10/11/07 (10/11/07)
In Tuesday's Southeast Missourian, Youn Gonzales should have been listed as receiving a summons for a noise violation. "A summons is a noncustodial arrest," Cape Girardeau police spokesman Ike Hammonds said.
In reading, differing styles with a common goal (10/11/07)
Philosophies about literacy vary substantially among area school districts. In East Prairie and Sikeston, a Reading First initiative has begun. The federal program provides money and support for elementary schools to implement teaching methods backed by scientifically based research. ...
Community digest 10/11/07 (10/11/07)
Humane Society holds poster pet contest; SHARE support group remembers babies; Crafts to be shown at Saxon Lutheran festival ; Haunted Hall of Horror to be held at Arena; Casper/Grossheider reunion set for Oct. 28; Presentation to be given at Fort Davidson site ; Marines' birthday ball to be held Nov. 10
Emerson will vote to override veto on children's insurance (10/11/07)
WASHINGTON -- Missouri Rep. Jo Ann Emerson plans to break with her GOP colleagues next week and vote to override President Bush's veto of a bill expanding children's health care. But Emerson does not believe Democrats can lure enough Republicans to make the override effort succeed, despite intense pressure from health advocacy groups who support the popular program...
Attorney calls surgeon's hiring at Marion VA hospital 'egregious' (10/11/07)
An attorney for a Kentucky woman whose husband died after gallbladder surgery at a VA hospital in Southern Illinois says the VA's hiring of the surgeon with a questionable record is "the most egregious" concern in the case. Bob Shank, 50, bled to death a day after his Aug. 9 laparoscopic surgery by Dr. Jose Veizaga-Mendez at the Veterans Affairs medical center in Marion, according to his widow's lawyer, Jim Harmon...
ConAgra defends its pot pies and decision not to recall them (10/11/07)
OMAHA -- A day after warning consumers about the link between pot pies and a salmonella outbreak, officials from ConAgra Foods Inc. and USDA defended the decision not to recall the product. The pot pies were being pulled from store shelves Wednesday at the company's request, but a prominent food poisoning lawyer criticized the decision not to recall the Banquet and generic pot pies...
Hornbeck tried to stop second kidnapping (10/11/07)
KIRKWOOD, Mo. -- Shawn Hornbeck did all he could to stop his captor Michael Devlin from kidnapping another boy, but was powerless to fight the man who had systematically abused and psychologically manipulated Shawn for four years, a prosecutor and family attorney said Wednesday...
AP Newsbreak: Audit faults Mo. loan agency for wasteful spending (10/11/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- An audit of Missouri's student loan authority depicts it as flush and loose with cash, rewarding executives with luxury perks and wasting money on buildings, parties and no-bid contracts. Officials at the Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority acknowledged most of the problems highlighted in the report released Thursday by State Auditor Susan Montee. But they said the troubles were in the past, and the agency has righted itself for the future...
Hanaway won't run for Mo. attorney general (10/11/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- U.S. Attorney Catherine Hanaway said Thursday that she will not run for Missouri attorney general next year, citing a commitment to her current job and family. Hanaway, a Republican, had strongly considered entering the race. Instead, she intends to remain as the U.S. attorney in eastern Missouri until a new president takes office in 2009...
Rash of noose incidents reported across country (10/11/07)
ATLANTA -- In the months since nooses dangling from a schoolyard tree raised racial tensions in Jena, La., the frightening symbol of segregation-era lynchings has been turning up around the country. Nooses were left in a black Coast Guard cadet's bag, at a Long Island police station locker room, on a Maryland college campus, and, just this week, on the office door of a black professor at Columbia University in New York...
Nobel Prize for chemistry research goes to German celebrating birthday (10/11/07)
NEW YORK -- A German scientist received a startling present Wednesday on his 71st birthday: a $1.5 million Nobel Prize to honor his groundbreaking studies of how chemical reactions take place on surfaces. Gerhard Ertl laid the foundation for studies of modern surface chemistry, a field that will help scientists produce renewable energy more efficiently and create new materials for electronic devices, the Nobel committee said...
Rudy Giuliani, Mitt Romney focus criticism on each other (10/11/07)
ROYAL OAK, Mich. -- Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney squared off over war, taxes and spending Wednesday, focusing on each other as they sought to turn the quest for the GOP presidential nomination into a two-man contest. The former New York mayor held no public events a day after squabbling with the former Massachusetts governor over economic issues during a debate in Michigan. Instead, Giuliani dispatched aides and surrogates to accuse Romney of having a "Lawyers Test" for going to war...
Auto insurers let parents track teen drivers with in-car devices (10/11/07)
CHICAGO -- When 17-year-old Anna Kinderman takes a turn too fast in her parents' sedan or jams the brakes too hard, she apologizes aloud even when no one else is in the car. "Sorry, Dad," she says, looking up at the camera mounted on the rearview mirror...
Employers find racial divisions in 401(k) plans (10/11/07)
NEW YORK -- Employers have begun to discover troubling racial differences within their 401(k) retirement plans, a gap they say could leave today's black workers far less financially prepared for retirement than whites. Investor surveys and research by two large employers strongly suggest that blacks participate in retirement plans at far lower rates and are much less likely than whites to invest in the stock market. An industrywide study of 401(k) plan activity by race has never been conducted...
Stocks trade mixed after rally (10/11/07)
NEW YORK -- Wall Street stumbled through a lopsided session Wednesday, closing mixed as profit warnings and news from blue chip names Alcoa Inc. and Boeing Co. dragged down the Dow Jones industrial average but largely spared technology stocks. A pullback was to be expected after the Dow and the Standard & Poor's 500 index finished at new highs Tuesday amid enthusiasm over comments from Federal Reserve policymakers about interest rates, but corporate news appeared to hasten Wednesday's slide.. ...
Monsanto posts fourth-quarter loss (10/11/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Seed company Monsanto Co. posted a wider loss Wednesday for its fiscal fourth quarter, weighed down by charges related to its acquisition of cotton company Delta and Pine Land Co. Monsanto reported a loss of $210 million, or 39 cents per share, versus a loss of $144 million, or 27 cents per share, in the prior year...
Auto workers and Chrysler reach agreement on contract (10/11/07)
DETROIT -- The United Auto Workers union reached a tentative four-year contract with Chrysler on Wednesday, hours after going out on strike and the same day General Motors workers ratified a separate four-year pact. Next up: Ford. UAW president Ron Gettelfinger said the strike against Chrysler LLC, 80.1 percent owned by private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management LP, would end immediately and workers should report for their next available shift...
Palestinian negotiator says land swap could be element of peace deal (10/11/07)
ABU DIS, West Bank -- The Palestinians are ready to yield parts of the West Bank to Israel if compensated with an equal amount of Israeli territory, the lead Palestinian negotiator said Wednesday. Ahmed Qureia, a former prime minister who has dealt with five Israeli prime ministers during 14 years of failed peacemaking, is trying again with No. 6, Ehud Olmert...
Australian security company joins Blackwater under Iraqi microscope (10/11/07)
BAGHDAD -- Iraqi officials demanded answers of an Australian-owned security company blamed in the killing of two Iraqi Christian women laid to rest Wednesday amid rising calls for a crackdown on private bodyguards used by the U.S. government. The scrutiny of Unity Resources Group began a day after its guards allegedly gunned down the two women in their car, and less than a month after 17 Iraqis died in a hail of bullets fired by Blackwater USA contractors at a busy Baghdad intersection...
Soyuz rocket carries Russian, Malaysian, American woman to international space station (10/11/07)
BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan -- A Russian spacecraft soared from the Kazakh steppe toward the international space station Wednesday, carrying a Malaysian, a Russian, and Peggy Whitson, the American who will become the first woman to command the orbital outpost...
Pitchers leave hitters shaking their heads in Class 3 sectional (10/11/07)
1-0? While De Soto senior Kaitlyn Hasty and Notre Dame sophomore Lauren Reinagel have been shut-down pitchers for their respective teams, hitters probably left Wednesday's Class 3 sectional contest at Park Hills bewildered rather than overwhelmed. "That's the most frustrated our hitters have been all year long," Notre Dame coach Jeff Graviett said after his team came out on the winning end despite getting fewer hits, 4-2...
Kelly uses 12-hit effort to reach quarterfinals (10/11/07)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Armed with their small ball style of offense, the Kelly Hawks overcame a sluggish start to overwhelm East Carter 9-2 in Wednesday's Class 2 sectional playoff. "As long as I've been coaching, you can't take the small ball away," Kelly coach Rhonda Ratledge said...
Oran's run ends at hands of power pitcher (10/11/07)
ORAN, Mo. -- Oran senior Callie Kielhofner tried to spark an offensive rally for her team a couple years ago by chanting "Rattle the Bats." But instead, she accidentally said, "Battle the Rats." All her teammates got a good laugh at Kielhofner's slip of the tongue. The phrase has become a popular saying among the team whenever the offense is struggling and in need of a rally. And members of the Eagles team used the phrase more than once in Wednesday's Class 1 sectional game against Miller...
Notre Dame keeps its perfect record intact with 1-0 victory (10/11/07)
PARK HILLS, Mo. -- De Soto softball coach Dave Guemmer has a theory that every game features a point where the pitcher and her defense are going to be challenged. Notre Dame passed a couple of those tests Wednesday afternoon in the Class 3 sectional contest at the Park Hills Sports Complex...
Preseason OVC basketball poll (10/11/07)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Predicted order of finish for Ohio Valley Conference men's basketball as voted by coaches and sports information directors and released Wednesday with first-place votes in parentheses:...
Preseason All-OVC team (10/11/07)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The preseason All-Ohio Valley Conference women's basketball team as selected by coaches and released Wednesday: F--Rachel Galligan, E. Illinois G--Jessica Huffman, E. Illinois G--Crystal Jones, E. Kentucky...
Edgar's team picked fifth as he enters his second year (10/11/07)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Southeast Missouri State basketball coach Scott Edgar really can't disagree with the Ohio Valley Conference preseason poll that has his Redhawks picked fifth. But with the unpredictable nature of a mid-major league like the OVC, Edgar doesn't see why the Redhawks can't be in the mix for the top spot in the standings...
Whitney earns OVC preseason player of the year honor (10/11/07)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Missy Whitney had a strong rookie season for Southeast Missouri State last year, ranking among the Ohio Valley Conference's top players and earning second-team all-OVC honors. Things are expected to be even better for Whitney during her senior campaign as she has been selected the OVC preseason player of the year...
Southeast picked as conference champs (10/11/07)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- If the Ohio Valley Conference women's basketball coaches and sports information directors are correct, Southeast Missouri State will three-peat. But coach John Ishee knows that the OVC's 10 other teams will have plenty to say about that...
Area digest (10/11/07)
Higgins fires ace at Bent Creek Ray Higgins carded a hole in one at Bent Creek Golf Course in Jackson. Higgins used an 8-wood to ace No. 8, a par 3 playing 140 yards. Witnesses were Stanley Richardson and Charlie Seabaugh. Hohler cards aceat Kimbeland C.C...
Anderson eager to improve on inaugural season (10/11/07)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A glance at the Missouri basketball team's 14-man roster shows a mix of high-scoring guards, lunch-pail forwards and 3-point shooting combo players. But as the Tigers prepare to officially start practice Friday, it's the glaring absence from that roster -- a traditional center -- that could define the 2007-08 season...
Teams out West prove young, talented and economical works (10/11/07)
PHOENIX -- It's the NL Worst no more. The National League teams out West, the subject of ridicule just two seasons ago, are young, talented and they work cheap, at least relatively so in the world of major league baseball. The Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks, who open their NL championship series tonight, are proof that success can be homegrown and that big money doesn't assure a winner -- but some shrewd draft picks and a few smart trades can...
Hill hopes to return from back injury this week (10/11/07)
ST. LOUIS -- After missing a month with a lower back injury, St. Louis Rams cornerback Tye Hill believes he's ready to play again. The secondary needs him, given that third cornerback Ron Bartell finished last week's game at safety due to injuries. But Hill, the team's first-round pick in 2006, said Wednesday he has to temper his enthusiasm...
Cardinals bolster bullpen by re-signing Springer (10/11/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Cardinals reliever Russ Springer, one of the bright spots for a team that won the World Series in 2006 but didn't make the postseason this year, agreed Wednesday to a one-year contract. The 38-year-old right-hander was 8-1 with a 2.18 ERA and appeared in a career-high 76 games while limiting opposing batters to a .181 average. His ERA ranked seventh among NL relievers and his victory total was a career best...
Hall likely out with severe ankle sprain (10/11/07)
ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Rams return man Dante Hall, who has a severe left ankle sprain, was all but ruled out Wednesday for this week's game at Baltimore. Hall averages 25.2 yards on kick returns, including an 84-yarder, and is third in the NFL with a 15.1-yard average on punt returns, with an 85-yard touchdown. He also has four receptions for 27 yards...
Panthers sign 43-year-old Vinny Testaverde to back up Carr (10/11/07)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Vinny Testaverde won the Heisman Trophy the same year his new Carolina teammate Dwayne Jarrett was born. He was the No. 1 overall pick eight years before the Panthers entered the NFL. He's thrown more passes than have been thrown in Carolina's history. He's also nearly four years older than his offensive coordinator...
Blues beat Predators in home opener (10/11/07)
ST. LOUIS -- The last two seasons, Paul Kariya and the Nashville Predators dominated the St. Louis Blues. Now the skate is on the other foot. Kariya helped beat his old team in the Blues' home opener, assisting on two first-period goals by Brad Boyes in a 4-1 victory over the Nashville Predators on Wednesday night...
The delirious gospel (10/11/07)
Oct. 11, 2007 Dear Patty, Some people are good at finding their way no matter where they area. Lewis and Clark had a gift for it, although the presence of Sacagawea probably spared them from death or the ignominy of having to retreat to St. Louis. Some people get lost easily. When both parties in a marriage are in that group, lost can seem like a state of mind...
Hospital workers suspended for alleged peek at George Clooney medical info (10/11/07)
NEWARK, N.J. -- More than two dozen hospital staffers have been suspended for four weeks after allegedly peeking at George Clooney's confidential medical information after he was hurt in a motorcycle accident last month. Clooney, 46, suffered a broken rib and scrapes in the Sept. 21 crash, while his passenger, Sarah Larson, 28, injured her foot. Both were treated at Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen...
Way to go SMC (10/11/07)
Something's going right at the Show Me Center, though I can't say exactly what. Maybe it's just luck, or maybe not. Whatever the reason, over the past year we've seen plenty of performances by big-name acts hit Cape Girardeau. It started with Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood and continued with the likes of Dierks Bentley and Sara Evans. Later Tool came along, as did Martina McBride and Merle Haggard (though none of these concerts sold out)...
Radio playlist (10/11/07)
Top 5 selling albums at P-Mac Music, Oct. 1 to Oct. 7 1. Soulja Boy -- "souljaboytellem.com" 2. Cross Canadian Ragweed -- "Mission California" 3. Finger Eleven -- "Them vs. You vs. Us" 4. Matchbox Twenty -- "Exile of Mainstream" 5. Foo Fighters -- "Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace"...
Weekend calendar (10/11/07)
Friday LIVE MUSIC Doug Rees @ Stooges, Jackson Defined Perception @ Broussard[']s The Level @ Club Moxy Strange Brew @ Rude Dog Pub Vickie Winans @ Carson Center, Paducah, Ky. FAMILY Haunted hayrides @ Rocky Holler, Jackson Haunted train rides @ Iron Mountain Railroad, Jackson...
Road trippin extras (10/11/07)
Less than 2 hours away Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis This exhibition that opens Friday shows visitors the story behind the creation of "The County Election" -- the famous work by famous Missouri artist George Caleb Bingham, through prints and detailed drawings...
Complete calendar (10/11/07)
Thursday, Oct. 11 Free Health Screenings for Seniors: sponsored by Southeast Missouri Hospital's Generations Family Resource Center, Jackson Senior Center, 8 to 11:30 a.m. Pee Wee Play Day: Saint Francis Medical Center's Fitness Plus, 8:30 a.m. to noon...
Good bets (10/11/07)
FINE ARTS Autumn Daze Ste. Genevieve hosts its annual fall arts and crafts show. When: All day Saturday, Sunday Where: Ste. Genevieve "Rent" The hit musical makes its way to St. Louis. When: Oct. 19-21 Where: Fox Theatre, St. Louis LIVE MUSIC Ivas John Band...
Juvenile and gross (10/11/07)
According to Dr. Laura, marrying a person you barely know is one of the "10 Stupid Things Women Do To Mess Up Their Lives." Yet in "The Heartbreak Kid," Eddie Cantro (Ben Stiller in his worst role yet) yields to the pressure put on by his father and a friend and marries a woman he has only known for six weeks...
TiVo adds Rhapsody music service to features (10/11/07)
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- TiVo Inc. is introducing music to its mix of entertainment services, offering owners of the company's digital video recorders access through their TVs to the Rhapsody music service. The new feature announced Tuesday means TiVo subscribers with broadband-connected set-top boxes will be able to listen to music streamed over the Internet from Rhapsody's service. ...
New DVD releases include `Evan Almighty,' `Surf's Up,' `28 Weeks Later' (10/11/07)
By DAVID GERMAIN AP Movie Writer Selected home-video releases: "Evan Almighty" Steve Carell stands in for Jim Carrey, who starred in the comedy smash "Bruce Almighty," in this family-oriented sequel that left critics and audiences underwhelmed. Carell reprises the bit role he had in the first flick, with his newscaster-turned-congressman moving to Washington, D.C., where God (Morgan Freeman, back from "Bruce Almighty") turns up to command the new guy on Capitol Hill to build an ark. ...
We're not heroes: Book details a friendship forged in war (10/11/07)
PHILADELPHIA -- After parachuting into Europe during World War II, battling along a strip of road called Hell's Highway in the Netherlands and surviving the freezing woods of Bastogne surrounded by German troops, William Guarnere and Edward Heffron do not consider themselves heroes...
Jeremy Burford (10/11/07)
Jeremy Burford, singer for reggae-funk-ska-rock trio The Level (catch them this weekend at Moxy) gives us his top five songs. 1. The Urge -- Violent Opposition Memories of some of the wildest shows I've ever been to keep this one in heavy rotation...
Les Lindy (10/11/07)
In blues legend, the intersection of highways 61 and 49 in Clarksdale, Miss., is believed to be the crossroads where the legendary musician Robert Johnson supposedly sold his soul to the devil in exchange for a preternatural talent. In "Crossroad Blues," one of his most famous songs, Johnson is sinking down and pleads with the Lord for mercy...
Best-sellers-Books-USAToday (10/11/07)
BC-Best-sellers-Books-USAToday,0767 USA TODAY BEST-SELLERS Key: F-Fiction; NF-Nonfiction; H-Hardcover; P-Paperback 1. "The Choice" by Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central Publishing) (F-H) 2. "Playing for Pizza" by John Grisham (Doubleday) (F-H) 3. "Cross" by James Patterson (Grand Central Publishing) (F-P)...
Daughtry to perform at Show Me Center (10/11/07)
The Show Me Center announced this week that the band Daughtry, fronted by former "American Idol" star Chris Daughtry, will perform at the Show Me Center at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15. The show is being presented by the Southeast Missouri State University Student Activities Council...
Ethnic variety (10/11/07)
By Erin Hyden Cape Girardeau may not be considered a culinary metropolis for "ethnic" cuisine. The area is known more for dishing out some saucy barbecue, golden fried catfish and occasionally some ethnic foods. Usually, foreign foods are only available at a few restaurants scattered around town. Each of these restaurants creates dishes from a particular area or country, but at the Global Cafe you can find foods from several countries around the world, all under one roof...
Farrellys lose it in 'Heartbreak Kid' (10/11/07)
I've always had the sneaking suspicion that the Farrelly brothers started making films so they could ask women to take off their clothes. I can see them as teenagers snickering behind their Super 8 camera as young women do their bidding. Naked girls, fart jokes and bizarre genitalia pushing hard against an R rating -- that's one way to make a career...
Morbid science (10/11/07)
Sure, it's October, but these cadavers aren't meant to frighten. Starting Oct. 19, the St. Louis Science Center will host the famous touring exhibition of real human bodies, Dr. Gunther von Hagens' "Body Worlds." Using a technique called "plastination," Hagens has frozen real human cadavers in space and time to create an educational exhibit that reveals the inner workings of the human body's complex machinery. Individual organs and cross-sectional slices are also part of the exhibit...
Putting on a show (10/11/07)
Ruth Sauerbrunn-Winstead isn't afraid to take on any genre of music. As a matter of fact, the vocalist for local trio Steppin' Out says she'll sing anything -- from Aretha Franklin to Tina Turner and beyond. "Whatever people want to hear, I'll sing it -- even opera," Sauerbrunn-Winstead said. "There was one occasion I sang 'Bohemian Rhapsody' on request -- the entire thing. It really doesn't matter what it is, I'll at least give it a shot."...
At the theaters (10/11/07)
'Across the Universe'; 'The Final Season'; 'Michael Clayton'; 'We Own the Night'; 'Why Did I get Married?'; '3:10 to Yuma'; 'Bourne Ultimatum'; 'The Brave One'; 'Feel the Noise'; 'The Game Plan'; 'Good Luck Chuck'; 'Heartbreak Kid'; 'In the Valley of Elah'; 'The Kingdom'; 'The Seeker'; 'Mr. Woodcock'
Lawrence Wade (10/11/07)
Lawrence Wade, 74, of Jackson died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2007, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born April 22, 1933, in Jackson, son of Elmer and Beatrice Sims Wade. Wade was employed by Jackson Police Department, and was in charge of security at the Lutheran Home before retiring. He was a member of Futrell Memorial Church of God in Christ, and served as a deacon and on various boards...
John Spencer Jr. (10/11/07)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- John "Jack" Spencer Jr., 71, of Chaffee died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2007, at his home. He was born Dec. 9, 1935, in Los Angeles, son of Brad and Irene Unger Spencer. Spencer had owned Western Auto in Bell City, Mo. He was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church and its Men's Club...
Barney Dunkin (10/11/07)
ANNA, Ill. -- Barney Joe Dunkin, 65, of Anna died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2007, at Helia Healthcare Center in Carbondale, Ill. He was born Nov. 18, 1941, in Anna, son of John Brown and Bertha Bartlett Dunkin. Survivors include various relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents...
Ralph Diebold (10/11/07)
ORAN, Mo. -- Ralph Diebold, 64, of Oran died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born April 9, 1943, at Oran, son of George and Eleanor L. LeGrand Diebold. Diebold was a retired farmer. He was a member of Guardian Angel Catholic Church and Morley VFW Post 5368...
Ola Schreiner (10/11/07)
Ola M. Schreiner, 88, of Jackson passed away Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2007, at Jackson Manor Nursing Home. She was born Dec. 3, 1918, in Marble Hill, Mo., daughter of Edward N. and Sarah Stevens Barks. She and Charles O. Schreiner were married Dec. 7, 1939. He passed away Dec. 16, 1986...
Births 10/11/07 (10/11/07)
Macke; Owens; Helwege
Cape fire report 10/11/07 (10/11/07)
Cape Girardeau firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday:n At 5:19 p.m., a motor vehicle accident at North Cape Rock Drive and Erna Street. n At 5:41 p.m., emergency medical service in the 600 block of South Silver Springs Road. n At 9:24 p.m., emergency medical service in the 2800 block of Themis Street...
Cape police report 10/11/07 (10/11/07)
Cape Girardeau: Arrests; Summons; Thefts; Miscellaneous
Out of the past 10/11/07 (10/11/07)
Southeast Missouri State University students may have to pay as much as $50 more in incidental fees next semester to help make up for cuts in the state's budgeted appropriation to the school, says president Bill W. Stacy. ATLANTA -- Rookie center fielder Willie McGee made the major offensive contribution last night, belting a two-run triple and a solo home run as the St. ...
The shrinking deficit (10/11/07)
The Wall Street Journal We hate to be the bearers of good news, but someone's got to do it: The Congressional Budget Office has released its preliminary estimates for Fiscal year 2007 that ended Sept. 30, and the federal budget deficit fell again, this time by 35 percent to $161 billion...
Truth and flying (10/11/07)
Once, after reading about the different passions which most achievers, artists and leaders have, I asked my wife what my passion was. She immediately replied: the truth. I think she is right, but I hadn't thought of such a simple -- but, I believe, accurate -- observation...
Ethanol fallout (10/11/07)
Three ethanol plants are planned along Nash Road between Cape Girardeau and Scott City. At a recent meeting of the Small Business Compliance Advisory Committee, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources said each of the plants will be allowed to discharge up to 300 tons of air pollutants, including hazardous pollutants known to cause cancer. ...
Speak Out 10/11/07 (10/11/07)
Case of hypocrisy; Sales-tax issues; Thanks for prayer; Bad role model; Target alcohol; Missing teachers; Defending Blackwater; Two personal days; No-win battle; Paying for government
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